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Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Swirls Training with Communication

8/8/2018 - Posted by Sara Trzemzalski

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt incorporated in Oklahoma City in 2010 and they’ve been growing their brand nationwide even though they are a young franchise. It all happened when their current Executive Chairman of their board went from being a franchisee to the franchisor. Since then, they have over 200 locations in 38 states and one location in Mexico and they don’t anticipate on slowing down their growth rate any time soon. Kendall Ware, President and COO, and Daniel Rodriguez, Director of People Development, provided deeper insight to how they train their franchisees to ensure franchisee success when it comes to owning an Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. 


8 Common Reasons Why Organizations Make The Switch To An Extended Enterprise LMS

7/17/2018 - Posted by Christopher Pappas

Learning Management Systems lay a solid foundation for your online training program. But only if they offer the features you need to achieve your objectives. In this article, I’ll highlight the 8 most common reasons why organizations make the switch to an extended enterprise LMS.


Grease Monkey Drives A Winning Certification Training Program

7/10/2018 - Posted by Alison Huff

Automotive care can be a costly business when vehicle owners don't keep up with routine maintenance services. Grease Monkey is a well-known national franchise of automotive service centers. With hundreds of locations across the country, the franchise provides oil changes, preventative vehicle maintenance, and other car care services. Grease Monkey is the largest major brand that offers full-service oil changes and isn't owned by an oil company. Their franchises are independently owned and operated. Grease Monkey is a member of the FullSpeed Automotive family, alongside brands that include SpeeDee, LubePro, Monkey Shine, and Havoline Xpress Lube. We recently spoke with Tom Staker, the Director of Training and New Services for Grease Monkey, to learn more about their effective training practices.


5 Benefits An Extended Enterprise LMS Can Bring To Your Customers

6/7/2018 - Posted by Christopher Pappas

Why would you limit your LMS to internal online training? Why not extend your learning environment and build a connection far wider than your office? In this article, I’ll explore 5 benefits that an extended enterprise LMS can bring to your customers.


Jive Cracks the Code on Successful Partnership Training

6/5/2018 - Posted by Sara Trzemzalski

Jive created their own technology to create a business phone system, which is mobile friendly and hosted through the online virtual cloud so you can connect to Jive on any device at any time. Jive Communications shared how their partner teams reach out to businesses and shows them how Jive can benefit their communication operations by flexible training. One thing that makes Jive’s growth so successful is their partnership program, which lets their partners go out and sell their services to their customers. This strategy has proven to be beneficial for all parties involved and why Tiffany truly believes in the power of strong and strategic alliances.


Two Men And A Truck's Extensive Training Paves The Road To Franchisee Success

4/30/2018 - Posted by Alison Huff

It's hard to imagine that a highly recognizable franchise with almost 400 locations could have gotten its start with nothing more than a $350 investment, but that's exactly what happened with one of America's most well known moving companies. Two Men And A Truck initially began when Brig and Jon Sorber, two high school students, wanted to make some extra cash by moving people's belongings around Lansing, Michigan, in the early 1980s. An old pickup served as their trusty moving truck, and the brothers ran their little business together until they headed off to college. The boys' mother, Mary Ellen Sheets, kept the business alive in their stead, hiring two movers and purchasing one 14-foot moving truck for just $350. 


Local Search Masters Makes Digital Marketing Personal

4/3/2018 - Posted by Sara Trzemzalski

Chris Conlee, Chief Operating Officer of Local Search Masters, understands the importance of how a personal touch makes a difference—even in digital marketing. Local Search Masters is a full service digital marketing agency that started in 2017 and continues to grow strong in the Franchise Industry. 
Their agency specializes in the following areas for their primary clients, who are often franchisors and their franchisees: Search Engine Optimization, Paid Advertising Management , Social Media Management, Email Marketing, Content Creation and Website Design & Building. They share information using a few different methods, which includes a Learning Management System and a customized dashboard.


Surefire approach to creating a high-impact channel training program

3/13/2018 - Posted by Sonia Gottfried

What makes a good training program vs a great training program? Latitude CG has help thousands of organizations deploy their Learning Management System with expert knowledge into hundreds of different training programs ranging from complex vehicle OEM training to fast-paced financial service training. In this short 18-minute video Jeff Walter, CEO of Latitude CG addresses the Strategy for Continuous Improvement which gives specific details in Measuring, Analyzing and Improving your organization's channel training program.


Acting-A-Part Plays A Starring Role In Franchisee Confidence And Training

3/6/2018 - Posted by Alison Huff

"Bridging the gap from school play to Broadway," Acting-A-Part is a theater and film school franchise dedicated to helping children thrive in the fine arts. Founded by Erika Lupo in 2002, the first location for Acting-A-Part was established in Sparta, New Jersey, conveniently located just two hours away from Broadway and New York City.  The curriculum for Acting-A-Part changes with every semester and classes are offered for children beginning as young as four years old. Prior experience in acting is not necessary. "My program is different because we’re all about the kids," Lupo told us. "I tailor the program for each individual child. Anybody can take my program – it doesn’t matter if they have experience, it doesn’t matter if they have a talent. We are an inclusive program where everybody is accepted." 

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VW Credit Uses Authentic Feedback To Compile Data For Innovative Training

2/5/2018 - Posted by Alison Huff

With a name that translates to "people's car" in English, Volkswagen is a German multinational automaker who has left its mark on the global driving experience. With 80 years in business, Volkswagen offers vehicles under well known brands like Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, and Bugatti, along with the Ducati brand of motorcycles. VW Credit provides financial products, customer support, customer service, and account management for individual consumers and more than 1,000 dealerships across the United States. Training a vast network of employees is no small undertaking, but VW Credit has taken an innovative approach to ensure the success of its workforce. We recently spoke with Milica Vincent, Learning & Performance Manager at VW Credit, to learn more about their data-driven method of professional development.


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